Evergreen State Swaps ‘Day Of Absence’ With ‘New Equity Symposium’ After Controversy

Evergreen State Swaps ‘Day Of Absence’ With ‘New Equity Symposium’ After Controversy

After previously asking white people to stay off campus for a day, Evergreen State College is now creating a “new equity symposium” to serve as a replacement as controversy struck over previous requests.

According to ThCollege Fix, the school’s president, George Bridges, sent an email to students, faculty and staff in January calling on individuals to help create a “new equity symposium” to swap with their traditional “Day of Absence.”

In previous years, the “Day of Absence” would allow minorities to take the day off from campus to attend workshops, and last year requested for white people to stay off campus so minorities could attend these events on-campus instead. After much contention regarding these actions, the school is now looking for a different plan.

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